Dumbarton Oaks Park, Thirty-second & R Streets Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
See also HALS DC-13 for related documentation.
Significance: Dumbarton Oaks Park is not a native woods; rather, it was designed as a ''naturalistic" landscape in the pastoral landscape tradition to include the pastoral and wilderness elements as they would have been represented in an eighteenth-century American estate. It is a rare example of an urban estate that is still associated with a "wilderness" area. Beatrix Jones Farrand was one of the eleven founding members of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the only woman. As Landscape architect, Farrand brought together the European tradition of the Italian villa garden, the more naturalistic English flower garden tradition, a profound knowledge of native American plant materials, and a sensitivity to ecological conditions. Although she called herself a landscape gardener rather than landscape architect, her gardens were set within a structured topography and worked in harmony with the total architectural complex.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N71
Survey number: HABS DC-571
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 67000025